Punam Monica Jain, CPA
I have acquired numerous skills in many years working in Bermuda, Toronto and Mississauga. I have experience with financial statement preparation and variance analysis. I have a CPA designation and excellent attention to details. I have learned to work independently on multiple tasks. I have good time management skills and can quickly pick up on new software. I have excellent excel and word skills. I have also worked on many specialized software packages such as: Dynamics Great Plains, Peachtree (similar to QuickBooks), Prospor, MAS90 and Minicom.
Sales Representative Kingsway Real Estate & Remax Realty Brokerages Jan 2011 to Jan 2019 (part-time)
I assisted buyers and sellers in purchasing and selling their homes. Gained strong communication and excellent problem solving skills.
Senior Fund Accountant CPP Investment Board Feb 2010 to Apr 2010 (Contract)
Set-up processes for primary and secondary pricing exceptions for multi-asset (equities, fixed income and derivatives) $150 plus billion portfolio, since client was implementing a new software system for accounting and performance measurement. Assisted in developing procedures for pricing investments that had exceptions on a daily basis.
Communicated with various department managers for initial input and follow up discussions.
Created reports and procedures to assist in providing critical decision outcomes for daily processes.
Gained advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
CACEIS Jan 1999 to Mar 2009
Manager of Financial Reporting Mar 2007 – Mar 2009
Provided Monthly Financial Package. This included month end close processes including journal entries, reconciliations and supporting documentation.
Assisted with year-end reviews. Provided information leading to budgets.
Prepared working papers for auditors and communicated with fund managers
Manager of Internal Reporting Mar 2005 – Feb 2007
Automated a process of work flow for Fund Accountants and Fund Managers. Created reports to better utilize staff time.
Created and reviewed checklists.
Senior Fund Accountant Jan 1999 – Feb 2005
Provided Monthly and Weekly Net Asset Values of hedge funds which consisted of equities, bonds, swaps and derivatives.
Worked on multi-series, multi-managers fund, and fund of funds.
Communicated proactively with Investment managers to confirm prices and transactions during the period.
Provided documentation and schedules to auditors for each of the Funds on timely basis.
Started new funds therefore set up general ledger and all other functions.
Software Implementation Specialist MCS Limited, Bermuda Jan 1996 – Dec 1998
Communicated directly with clients, analyzed business requirements, developed a documented process which allowed the client to review and provide feedback so that both parties agree to the steps needed for a successful implementation – Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains).
Created a report showing the timing of when work was to be completed and marked off significant check points.
Discussed any variances in planned and actual results.
Accounting Manager Polk (Global Automotive Data, Information & Marketing Solutions) Jun 1994 – Sep 1995
Setup accounting department which included training, performance reviews, coaching. This resulted in VPs receiving reports sooner and thus they were able to make better decisions quicker.
Responsible for the implementation of the MAS 90 accounting system. Managed accounting staff.
Responsible for preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.
Financial Controller Tocana Canada Apr 1989 – Jun 1994
Automated the accounting function from manual to computerized using the Minicom accounting software.
Responsible for the full monthly Financial Statement package and managed accounting staff.
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) 2014
Chartered Professional Accountant
Society of Management Accountants of Ontario 1989
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
University of Waterloo 1987
BA, Accounting and Economics
Co-Op Ready, University of Waterloo Sep 2016 & Sep 2018
Treasurer, Toastmasters International Jul 2015 to Jun 2016
Vice-President of Public Relations, Toastmasters International Dec 2014 to Jun 2015